Kevin Keegan’s dead dog ruined Man United move for keeper

GERMAN international goalkeeper Uli Stein turned down an offer from Manchester United – because of Kevin Keegan’s dead dog.
In 1987, soon after Sir Alex Ferguson had taken over at Old Trafford, Stein was approached about moving from Bundesliga side Hamburg.
But knowing Kevin Keegan’s pet pooch had copped it in quarantine when he moved to the UK after a stint in Germany, Stein turned the Red Devils’ offer down.
He said: “If you want to go to England you have to put your dog in quarantine for six months for anti-rabies laws.
“When Kevin Keegan went back to England from Hamburg he had to put his dogs in quarantine for six months and, if I remember right, one of them did not make it.
“My wife and I are animal lovers and we decided we could not take that risk with our dog.”

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